Doja Cat Cancels 2022 Brit Awards Performance

Doja Cat cancelled her performance at the 2022 Brit Awards in London’s 02 Arena, after her crew members tested positive for Covid-19.

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She announced on Twitter, “Unfortunately, due to cases of COVID within my crew, I will no longer be performing at the Brits. My team and I have been in rehearsals for weeks and despite taking the utmost caution, numerous members of my crew have tested positive for COVID. It’s simply not safe for us to continue to rehearse together and put each other in harm’s way. I can’t wait to perform for my UK fans as soon as I can. Take care of yourselves.”

Doja Cat has two Brit nominations – international artist of the year and best international song for “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA. This was to be her first show in the U.K.

Doja Cat was in the first group of show performers announced on January 21, along with Ed Sheeran, Dave, Holly Humberstone, Liam Gallagher and Little Sinz. Sam Fender was added to the lineup earlier Monday.

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Because of the continued spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19, organizers said in a statement on 21st January that they are working “around the clock” to put together a show that will meet all relevant safety standards.

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It was the second time Dlamini had contracted the virus, the first being in July 2020, just a few months after she had mocked those who were scared of contracting the virus at its global onset, saying she was “not scared” of it.

—Apeksha Priya